Friday, January 6, 2012

New Steubenville Logo Features Franciscan University’s Chapel

An example of independent colleges' connection to their home-communities...

, OH—Expect to see a new city of Steubenville logo soon on city trucks, signs, letterhead, even smartphone apps.
The logo was designed by Nelson Woodcraft of Steubenville, run by Mark Nelson, a former Franciscan University student. Mark’s design team incorporated the most noted Steubenville landmarks and traits into the logo: home (family), Fort Steuben (history and tradition), the Veterans Memorial Bridge (link to commerce and the wider region), downtown (city center), the Franciscan University chapel (faith and education), a rising sun (a bright future), all anchored with the slogan “Where You Always Have a Home.”

“The ideas for the design were spearheaded by Cathy Davison (city manager) and other city and civic leaders and cheerleaders,” said Nelson. “There is a lot of pride in our community, and Nelson Woodcraft is honored and humbled to be able to contribute to Steubenville in this way.”

Davison said the new logo is part of the city's plan to be more progressive and give Steubenville a facelift for tourists and new businesses coming to the area. "The logo reflects economic development, the health and wellness of our community, and the quality of life here as we moved forward,” she said.